For those still interested in participating, here's the update on what challenges are due in April for the Year of Challenges.
Idea: Every person who comes out has a few people who are close to them who never come to fully accept them. Write an open letter to those who you feel would not accept you, explaining why you feel the way you do about who you are. Alternatively, write a letter from the view of a character facing the same problem.
Length: 1,000 words or less.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Idea: Write a story where the main TG character stands up for him or herself against someone who is against them.
Length: Any length.
For Love Of Money
Idea: Write a story in which greed drives a character‘s transformation from one sex to another.
Length: Around 5,000 words.
Idea: Sometimes our prayers are answered in unexpected ways. Write a story in which the character‘s change is brought about by an act of the deity of your choice.
The Hand Me Down
Idea: Personal discovery can be spurned on by the simplest of things—even something as small as a misplaced item of clothing.
Length: 1,500 words or less.
And for the month-long challenge:
Wonders of the Ancient World
Idea: Write a story exploring the difficulties of a transgendered person in a culture from long ago, such as ancient Egypt or the Mediterranean before the fall of Rome. Try to keep the story as realistic as possible. This can focus on any element of the transgender spectrum.
Length: 1,000 words or more.
Starting next month is when the REALLY interesting challenges kick in, so prepare yourselves!